(Thanks Manjari for starting this!) Justified margins clean up the messiest thoughts. At least it looks good. ——————————- My thesis and I have ups and downs, but remain inseparable.
My doctoral research is about legal theory. It is, of course, about much more than that but – at its core – it is a study in legal theory. Have your eyes glazed over? Have you stopped reading? Do you think I am wasting my time? Do you think I’m wasting your time by telling… Read More Legal theory isn’t boring!
Dear Winter, I know that climate change makes it difficult, if not impossible, for you to make up your mind about how winter will unfold. Cold or mild? Snow boots or galoshes? Puffy coat and ski gloves or mid-weight parka and mittens? Slippery or safe? Outdoor skating or not? Wet or dry wind? So far,… Read More Holiday Letter Four: Wacky Weather
Dear Jian Gomeshi & Ira Glass, You host two of my favourite podcasts – Q (Jian) and This American Life (Ira). Your shows differ in format, focus and country of origin, but coincide in their optimism about the possibilities of public radio journalism and their interest in human stories. I listen to your shows while… Read More Holiday Letter Three: Ode to two public radio podcasts
Dear Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, Your new movie is, like you, slick and graphic. I had to look away during the most brutal scenes. Again like you, your movie is intriguing, compelling and layered. It raises questions that it unapologetically doesn’t answer, while taking 158 minutes not to answer them. It challenges truths that… Read More Holiday Letter Two: Movie Review
Dear Fate, It’s that time of year again – the beginning, the time to set aspirations for the coming year, the time to reflect and resolve. As a student, my “new year” usually comes in September. January 1 is the mid-point, a time to take stock of how the year is unfolding and identify adjustments… Read More Holiday Letter One: The Inevitable Resolution…
On my second day in Montreal, my parked Ford Taurus was hit by another car, the driver of which was programming her GPS. The cars were totaled, but in both the everyday and grand scheme of things, the accident’s fall-out was minimal: no-one was hurt, we were both insured, and my car was merely a… Read More Carpe diem & Consequences….in ten sentences